Weekly Special Announcements
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You’re invited:  The National Organization of Women (NOW) of Prince William County invites you to their 2nd Annual “Celebrating Women Leaders” luncheon on this Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm at 8109 Counselor Road in Manassas, Virginia 20112.  For details and ticket information, visit www.pwcnow.org.

FGM in the Nation’s Capital (a Science Café) hosted by 2 Virginia Tech University graduate students, Karyn Richardson and Maria Douglass – 1940 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00am – 12:30pm.  The event will be attended by FGM women advocates, thought leaders and Virginia Tech students.  The express purpose is to generate the respectful exchange of ideas surrounding FGM, with topics directed by a facilitator.  Some of the themes will be impacts of FGM, criminalization, health care for those who have undergone FGM, advocacy for those who have undergone FGM, preventative measures, rhetoric surrounding FGM, FGM in the DC area.  Free of charge but you must RSVP at http:fgm.rsvpify.com.

Volunteers Needed:  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is in search of volunteers for their 3rd annual Walk to End FGM in the nation’s capital on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Volunteers’ responsibilities are: Arrive early, set-up, on-site registration, T-shirt and bag distribution, oversee donations, supervision of the tents, coordinate pre-walk ceremony, seat speakers and guests, coordinate photo-ops and pre-walk interviews.  All volunteers will have free registration for the walk.  A special registration code will be provided once you have been approved as a volunteer.  If you are interested in being a volunteer for the Walk to End FGM send an email to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org  and put in the subject line, “Volunteer”.

Female Mutilation authored by Hilary Burrage is scheduled to formally be released in both the USA and Canada on May 2, 2016.  The book will be on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  This book is highly recommended for high school students and anyone who wants to learn more about the practice of FGM/C.  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/female-mutilation-hilary-burrage/1123329211?ean=9781742576077

Save the Date:  1st Annual LifeAfter FGM’s Sister Talk Conference – Take Back the Power.  Saturday May 21st, 2016. 1:30 – 4:00 PM at the Nyumburu Cultural Center, 4018 Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland.  This event is organized for survivors of FGM and other forms of sexual violence.  Attendees will receive tools which will help them take back the power their abusers have over them and live a life of total freedom.  Open to all, so come and meet other survivors in your community and form a coalition to fight against #FGM.

Save the Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Plan to join us for the Walk to End FGM 2016.  Call 703.818.3787 or email info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org for additional information.  Follow us on Twitter @1Globalwoman and “like” us on FaceBook www.facebook.com/globalwomanpeacefoundation.